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Weekend Review: How Nigerian Stars Performed

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Weekend actions kick started on Friday evening across many top European and Scandinavia leagues.

In the weekend under review, more exciting fixtures took place with many surprising results emanating from the (120k) fixtures played from Friday to Sunday.

1. Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)
The Nigeria Super Eagle’s midfielder had one of his A performance in his side (3-0) win against, Leeds.

2. Emmanuel Bonaventure (Watford, England)
The Nigerian international was on parade in his side disappointing home loss Against, Brighton and Hove.

3. Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Italy)
The Nigerian Super Eagles striker showed off class once again at the weekend as he got his side a spot kick in their (1-1) stalemate against, Inter Milan.

4. Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain)
The Super Eagles star fired blank as his side were held to a stalemate against, Real Madrid.

5. David Okereke (Venezia, Italy)
The Nigerian international was pivotal in his side (2-1) win against, Torino.

6. Kingsley Edwuo (Espérance, Tunisia)
The Espérance new boy was off the mark for his new club as he got a goal to his name in his side (4-0) win in the Champions League.

7. Anayo Iwuala (Espérance, Tunisia)
The former Enyimba Int’l winger was on parade alongside his fellow Compatriot, Kingsley Edwuo, in their side (4-0) win in the champions league.

8. Ubong Ekpai (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
The former Slavia Prague striker was on parade but fired blank in his side (4-2) disappointing lose at home against, Teplice.

9. Jose Maja (Stoke City, England)
The Nigerian international continued his impressive form as he got a goal to his name in his side (2-2) stalemate against, Nottingham Forest.

10. Agada William (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
The Nigerian international fired blank as his side were condemned to a (2-0) defeat against, Netanya.

11. John Ogu (Nof HaGalil, Israel)
The former Super Eagles Midfielder, John Ogu, was a second half substitute in his side (1-1) home stalemate against, Hapoel Hadera.

12. Sunday Akinbule (Mosta, Malta)
The In-form Nigerian international fired blank in his side (2-0) lose against, Floriana.

13. Sopuruchukwu Bruno (CD Feriense, Portugal)
Bruno played out all 90mins in his side (2-1) win against, Academia.

14. Michael Omoh (Farul Constanța, Romania)
The Nigerian international was pivotal in his side picking maximum points against, FC Voluntari.

15. Rabiu Ibrahim (Slovak Bratislava, Slovakia)
The Nigeria international midfield maestro added to his goal tally in his side (5-0) convincing win against, Senica.

16. Sadiq Umar (Almeria, Spain)
The Nigerian international was the Messiah for his side as he fired the only to earn his side a win.

17. Francis Momoh (Grasshopper Zurich, Switzerland)
The Nigerian international netted a brace to inspire his side to a win.

18. Ndidi Wilfred (Leicester City, England)
The Super Eagles defensive Midfielder was in action althrough the duration as he contributed immensely to his side salvage of a point against, West Ham.

19. Ademola Lookman ( Leicester City, England)
The Nigerian new boy came off the bench tried his best but fired blank in his side (2-2) stalemate against, West Ham.

20. Innocent Bonke (Lorient, France)
The Super Eagles Midfielder featured for all 90mins as his French side were held to a draw against, Monaco alongside his fellow compatriot, Terem Moffi.

21. Terem Moffi (Lorient, France)
The Nigerian international fired blank as his were held to a (0-0) draw against, Monaco with his fellow compatriot, Innocent Bonke, on parade as well.

22 Moses Simon (Nantes, France)
The Super Eagles winger was the Messiah for his side as he scored the winning goal for his side in their (1-0) home win against, Reims.

23. Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)
The Super Eagles striker fired blank as his side were handed a (3-0) home defeat by Borussia Dortmund.

24. Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherland)
Okoye who Conceded 4goals the last time kept a clean sheet to aid his side to a win.

25. Cyril Dessers, (Feyenoord Netherland)
The Nigerian Super Eagles striker came off the bench to play his own part in his side (2-0) win against, Waalwijk.

26. Olisah Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
The Nigerian international marshalled the backline expertly as they claimed a big win in the CAF Confederation cup on a (2-0) scoreline.

27. Paul Onuachu (Genk Belgium)
The lanky centre forward added to his goal tally as he stylishly dispatched a goal to aid his side win against, Standard Liege.

28. Valentine Ozoronwafor (Royal Charleroi, Belgium)
The tally centre back was on parade althrough the game duration in his side (2-0) loss against, Club Brugge.

29. Peter Olayinka (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
The Super Eagles striker played out all 90mins, contributing immensely in his side hard fought win against, Slavacko.

30. Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos Piraeus Greece)
The Petit winger came off the bench and played a Vitale role in his side slim win at home.

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Nigeria Striker, Leke James Bags Degree In Business Management

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Nigeria forward, Leke Samson James, has completed his Business and Sports Management course at the, University of Hertfordshire in United Kingdom.

James follows in the footstep of former Nigeria International, Seyi Olofinjana, Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Ndidi Wilfred as well as Nigeria Super Falcons duo of Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu. who bagged degrees in same discipline.

He started out his career in his native homeland playing for Bridge Boys.

He transferred to Aalesund on 6 January 2012,

On 26 July 2012 he made his first appearance for Aalesund coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half of the game versus Tirana in Europe League scoring twice in Aalesund’s 5–0 win. On 29 July 2012 he made his debut in Tippeligaen and also started his first match, against Stabæk.

Between 2016 and 2017 he played for Chinese club Beijing Enterprises Group in China League One.

On 30 April 2018, Molde FK announced the signing of James on a three-year contract.[2] He got his Molde debut on 26 July 2018 when he came on as a 67th minute substitute in Molde’s 3–0 win against Laçi in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. James scored Molde’s third goal in the game

On June 2019, James scored a perfect hat-trick in the first half in Molde’s 4–0 away win against Strømsgodset.[3]He scored with his right foot, left foot and his head and completed his hat-trick in 13 minutes and 45 seconds. On 11 July 2019.

After a short spell in the Saudi Pro League, James joined Süper Lig club Sivasspor on a two-year on 14 July 2021.[6]

On 30 December 2021, James scored two goals in Sivasspor’s 2–1 win over MKE Ankaragücü in the fifth round of the Turkish Cup.[7] Sivasspor would eventually defeat Kayserispor in the final to secure the club its first major honour.[8]

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Bulgarian Cup: Ukaki Success Shines In Botev Plovdiv Quarter-Finals Win.

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Promising Nigerian youngster, Success Ukaki came through with another top performance in the colors of Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he shone like a million stars in the keenly contested quarter-finals fixture between Botev Plovdiv and Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian cup.

Arriving from FDC Vista, Ukaki within a short term has continued to garner minutes of action under his belt as he delivered excellently haven started against Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian Cup quarterfinals.

Playing from Right-wing back position, Ukaki was a menace down the channels as he was a major threat offensively and still kept it solid defensively.

Ukaki and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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Bulgarian Cup: Red-hot Samuel Akere Scores, Bags Assist As Botev Plovdiv Edge Spartak Varna

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Highly rated Nigerian winger, Samuel Akere, was the hero for Bulgarian outfit, Botev Plovdiv, as he scored and recorded assist to inspire Botev Plovdiv to a 2-1 win against Spartak Varna in quarter-finals played today in the Bulgarian cup.

Unarguably one of Botev Plovdiv best players, Akere has continued to evolve rapidly as he his exciting performances week in, week out has earned him a starting place in the stars studded Botev Plovdiv team.

Akere and his Botev Plovdiv side squared up for a tricky clash in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian cup haven been drawn to trade tackles with Spartak Varna.

Spartak Varna has their quest for glory put to a litmus test haven been drawn to face top ranking Botev Plovdiv side away from home in the quarterfinals.

First half of the exciting fixture had Botev Plovdiv establishing a 1-0 lead at half time courtesy of Nigerian striker, Samuel Akere 22nd minute goal.

On return for the second half, Akere continued from where he stopped and this time provided assist for Popov.I 72nd minute goal which doubled Botev Plovdiv lead.

Spartak Varna fought back only to get a consolation goal which wasn’t enough to cause upset for Botev Plovdiv

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